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ASL-English Interpreter / Captionist / Transcriber Handbook

Appendix A: Code of Conduct

3.0: CONDUCT

Tenet

Interpreters conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the specific interpreting situation.

Guiding Principle

Interpreters are expected to present themselves appropriately in demeanor and appearance. They avoid situations that result in conflicting roles or perceived or actual conflicts of interest.

Illustrative Behavior - Interpreters

3.1:
Consult with appropriate persons regarding the interpreting situation to determine issues such as placement and adaptations necessary to interpret effectively.

3.2:
Decline assignments or withdraw from the interpreting profession when not competent due to physical, mental, or emotional factors.

3.3:
Avoid performing dual or conflicting roles in interdisciplinary (e.g. educational or mental health teams) or other settings.

3.4:
Comply with established workplace codes of conduct, notify appropriate personnel if there is a conflict with this Code of Professional Conduct, and actively seek resolution where warranted.

3.5:
Conduct and present themselves in an unobtrusive manner and exercise care in choice of attire.

3.6:
Refrain from the use of mind-altering substances before or during the performance of duties.

3.7:
Disclose to parties involved any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

3.8:
Avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest that might cause harm or interfere with the effectiveness of interpreting services.

3.9:
Refrain from using confidential interpreted information for personal, monetary, or professional gain.

3.10:
Refrain from using confidential interpreted information for the benefit of personal or professional affiliations or entities.

Last Updated: 11/26/2014
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